Asian Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa


These Pulled Pork Tacos are a symphony of exotic and spectacular Asian flavor and texture in each can’t stop eating bite!


Crazy delicious Pulled Pork Tacos stuffed with juicy, tender Asian Caramel Pulled Pork smothered in delectable savory, sweet and spicy sauce and piled with fresh and tangy Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa and luxurious Sriracha Crema.   The Caramel Pork is easy to make in the slow cooker (already with rave reviews) and the Salsa and Crema can be made ahead of time for a dinner that comes together quickly when it’s “go” time!   Asian fusion never tasted so good.  

Up Close of Pulled Pork Taco with Pineapple Slaw on a cutting board

Pulled Pork Tacos

Asian fusion is one of my favorite cuisines from my Thai Chicken Tacos (terrible pics but SO good!), Teriyaki Chicken Tacos,  Korean BBQ Burgers, Sweet Chili Chicken EnchiladasTaco Spaghetti, Red Curry Beef Tacos, Thai Chicken Pizza, Asian Burgers, Salsa Verde Mac and Cheese , Korean Tacos and on and on!   So when I first made my Slow Cooker Asian Caramel Pulled Pork (already with rave reviews), I immediately knew it would be fabulous Pulled Pork Tacos.

3 Pulled Pork Taco made in the crock pot lined in a row on a cutting board

The Pulled Pork

The Caramel Pulled Pork is the star of these Pulled Pork Tacos and is stand alone delicious – thus it’s own recipe – bathed in a multi-dimensional sauce infused with coconut milk, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, sriracha, ginger and garlic.  It’s luxuriously silky, savory, tangy and zingy, with a splash of heat.

Asian sauce being drizzled on pulled pork in the crock pot

How To Make Pulled Pork Tacos

  • The Pulled Pork itself is rubbed with spices and seared for maximum flavor and tenderness and then bathed in the dump-and-run-sauce.
  • Next,  let the pulled pork cruise on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 5-6 hours OR until pork is fall apart tender while the aroma permeates every nook and cranny of your home and reminds you what deliciousness awaits.   As with all meats, if it’s not easy to shred with a fork, it just needs to cook longer.  The key to crazy tender meat is the cooking time.

Slow cooker Asian Caramel Pulled Pork in slow cooker

Pulled Pork Taco Toppings 

While the Pulled Pork is stand-alone-delicious it becomes exponentially more delicious when piled with Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa and silky Sriracha Crema all cocooned in a tortilla.  The refreshing sweet tang of the crunchy Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa against the rich caramelized pork is a match made in in ying and yang heaven.  Because after all, the best thing about tacos is layering them with flavors and textures so you have mouthfuls of  savory, sweet, tangy, fresh, creamy, crunchy all in one mouthful.

pineapple snow pea salsa in a silver bowl with gold tongss

The Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa is a quick tossing together of fresh pineapple, snow peas, red bell pepper, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and lime juice – so fresh and bright and so ready to be piled on your Asian Pulled Pork Tacos!

3 slow cooker pulled pork tacos laying flat on a wood cutting board

The Sriracha Crema is a quick whisking of sour cream, mayo and Sriracha.  You can completely customize the heat on the Sriracha Crema from a hint of spice to blow-the-roof-off spice – totally up to you!

You can make both your Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa and your Sriracha Crema while your pork is tenderizing. which I love because not only does it make dinner time easy, they actually tastes better this way!

Top shot of picking up a pulled pork taco on a cutting board

Now pile your tortilla with Caramel Pulled Pork, Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa and your Sriracha Crema and prepare yourself for the best Pulled Pork Tacos of. your. life.

If you love everything pulled pork, be sure to check out my Tacos Al Pastor, Carnitas, BBQ Pulled Pork, Beef Barbacoa to find more new family favorites!

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Up Close of Pulled Pork Taco with slaw on a cutting board

 

Up Close of Pulled Pork Taco made in the slow cooker on a cutting board

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

These Pulled Pork Tacos are a symphony of exotic and spectacular Asian flavor and texture in each can't stop eating bite! These crazy delicious Pulled Pork Tacos stuffed with juicy, tender Asian Caramel Pulled Pork smothered in delectable savory, sweet and spicy sauce and piled with fresh and tangy Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa and luxurious Sriracha Crema.   The Caramel Pork is easy to make in the slow cooker (already with rave reviews) and the Salsa and Crema can be made ahead of time for a dinner that comes together quickly when it's "go" time!   Asian fusion never tasted so good.  
Servings: 10 -12 tacos
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours

Ingredients

Asian Caramel Pulled Pork

Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa

  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 6 oz. snow peas, ends trimmed, julienned then cut in half
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped small
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 whole jalapeno, seeded, deveined, minced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Sriracha Crema

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha more or less to taste

Instructions

  • ASIAN CARAMEL PORK - Prepare Pork according to directions. While the pork is cooking, prepare Salsa and Crema - directions to follow.
  • PINEAPPLE SNOW PEA SALSA - Add all of the Salsa ingredients to a large bowl. Toss to combine. Can be served immediately or even better chilled.
  • SRIRACHA CREMA - Add all of the Crema ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • ASSEMBLE tacos by layering tortilla with pork, salsa and crema (rice would also be a delicious layer). Serve with additional sriracha, lime juice and cilantro if desired.

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34 Comments

  1. Rachel says

    Snow pea salsa is genius. Everything about this recipe sounds delicious!

    • Jen says

      You’re so kind, thank you! It just is the perfect pairing!

  2. Amanda says

    Can you use chicken instead of pork?

    • Jen says

      You will probably need to adjust cooking times but I think it would be delicious!

  3. Dawn says

    I’m drooling over this and it is 8AM! My taco shells never look as yummy as yours. What brand do you buy? Do you heat them over fire? In a pan? Thanks!!

    • Jen says

      Thanks Dawn, I think you will love them! These are just Mission Tortillas (I love how soft they are) that I place the directly on the burners of my gas stove to char them slightly.

  4. mjskitchen says

    These looks scrumptious! I could eat that pulled pork right out of the pot, but yes, it’s better wrapped in a tortilla. 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much! It is definitely hard to resist straight out of the pot – I do a little of both 🙂

  5. Ben Myhre says

    I found this on Pinterest and had to click on this. It looks so good!

    • Jen says

      I’m so happy you did, welcome! I think you will absolutely love them!

  6. Laura says

    These tacos were absolutely delicious! The only change I made was real ginger and garlic because I did not have powdered. My son said “if I ordered these in a restaurant I would go back next week and get them again they were so good” Your photographs are so appealing they make me want to try everything! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

    • Jen says

      YAY! I’m so happy they were a hit and I love your son’s comment :)! Thank you for your kind words about the photos – when I started I never expected to love that part of it so much!

  7. Tina says

    This recipe was sooooo good!! New family favorite. Thanks,

    • Jen says

      Awesome, I’m so happy it’s a new favorite! Thanks Tina!

  8. Chelsea says

    Hi! Can’t wait to try these making them for company Sunday! No better way to spend a Sunday then eating tacos and drinking margaritas ! Question, the crema recipe just says 1/2 sour cream 1/2 what? Cup, container?
    Thanks!!

    • Jen says

      Hi Chelsea, thanks for pointing that out! It should be 1/2 cup, I’ve corrected the recipe. Enjoy!

  9. Amber says

    I made these ASIAN PULLED PORK TACOS WITH PINEAPPLE SNOW PEA SALSA last night for dinner and my entire family LOVED everything about them! I had to purchase quite a few items at the store that I’ve never used such as fish sauce and Asian wine seasoning and I was a bit hesitant, however it was the most delicious pulled pork recipe I’ve ever made! Thank you so much and my family has decided that they would prefer Asian tacos over Mexican tacos any day! I made double the amount of salsa and served with tortilla chips – Delicious!!!

    • Jen says

      yessss! I’m thrilled they were a hit with the entire family and the “most delicious pulled pork” you have ever had! I guarantee you will use the other Asian ingredients if you look at my other Asian recipes so they won’t go to waste 🙂

  10. Lynne says

    I had to make this, the photos were so appealing and I had many of the ingredients…except for the pineapple snow pea salsa. I had to talk my husband through the grocery store so he could find them. It really is a perfect balance of flavors with so much going on, you can’t wait for your next bite.
    Every recipe I have tried of yours has been excellent! I’m so glad I get your emails so I can take an adventure in the kitchen trying something new.

    • Jen says

      I love your comment and I love that you are having fun exploring new recipes! Thanks so much Lynne! I’m thrilled these tacos were another hit!

  11. Kelly Byler says

    I’m making this now. I goofed up and forgot to sear the pork before pouring the wet marinade over it. Do you think it will still turn out ok?

    • Jen says

      Hi Kelly, yes it will still be delicious! Searing adds another layer of rich, complex flavor but is not essential. Enjoy!

  12. Nicole Ward says

    have you ever made everything a couple of days ahead of time and then re-heated the pork and assembled everything? – just wondering if these would re-heat and assemble well if I pre-prepare??

    • Jen says

      Hi Nicole, yes you can make everything ahead except I would keep the pineapple and lime juice separate from the slaw until a few hours beforehand. Enjoy!

  13. Kristi says

    Your tortillas look awesome too! How do you make them?

    • Jen says

      Thanks! I simply char them by placing them directly on the burner of my gas stove and flipping with tongs.

  14. Lisa says

    I made this for Mother’s Day dinner last night and everyone loved it! I made one batch of chicken and one of pork, and there was plenty of sauce for both batches of meat with just one sauce recipe. Also I used shredded cabbage in place of snow peas because that’s what I had, and it was wonderful! Thank you!!!!!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Lisa and Happy Mother’s Day! I’m so pleased it was a winner with both chicken and pork!

  15. Ann Vanderberg says

    We have made these before and they are awesome. So we are having a small get together and have decided to serve these scrumptious tacos. What would you recommend to serve with? Just tortilla chips? And what for dessert? Thanks my creative side of the brain is shot. Thanks so much! Ann Vanderberg

  16. Sarah says

    Made this tonight. So good! My husband and kids said could compete with Torchy’s.

  17. Melissa Rogers-Obal says

    So this is probably the 30th or so recipe of yours that I’ve made and loved, but this is hands down one of the best things I’ve made EVER! It’s also knocking my beloved chicken/bacon/pineapple taco recipe out of the top spot of my “best taco” list, so you know I’m serious. 😉 The sweetness of the caramel is perfectly balanced by the subtle heat of the Sriracha crema and the crunch of the slaw. Another 8 thumbs up from my family!

    • Jen says

      Thank you for your awesome comment and ultimate review Melissa! First of all, thank you for making so many of my recipes, I’m honored you are loving them! Secondly, I LOVE hearing how much you and your family loved these Asian pork tacos – you have great taste! For them to take the coveted top taco spot is serious business! I hope you continue to enjoy exploring my site and hopefully continue to find many pedestal knocking favorites!